Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi fillets


  1. Zesty Basil Butter:
  2. Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to individual plates.
  4. Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.